KUCHING, Oct 22 — Located at the Old Court House building in the old part of Kuching city, the Ranee Museum can easily be spotted by anyone keen to get a glimpse at Sarawak’s pre-independence history.
Opened on Sept 24 this year, the museum was set up by Brooke Heritage Trust co-founder Jason Brooke, a direct descendant of Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, and bears the tale of Sarawak’s historic and cultural heritage.
It features a unique collection of artefacts on the extraordinary life, legend and legacy of Margaret de Windt, who married Brooke in 1869.
To the local people, she was simply ‘the Ranee’ or ‘Mem Ranee’, the first queen of the Rajah of Sarawak.
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Updated on October 22, 2018